Brass Art: Gestured 

You and your guests are warmly invited to the Private View of ‘Gestured’ by Brass Art at Chetham’s Library on Friday 13 October at 6.30pm.

‘Gestured’ is a constellation of artworks inspired by alchemy, transformation and symbolic gesture, hidden within the books and secret spaces of Chetham’s Library.

Chetham’s Library is the oldest public library in the UK and is housed in a fifteenth-century sandstone building in the heart of Manchester city centre.

The installation continues 16 October – 8 December 2017 and is open Monday – Friday 10-12.30 and 1.30-4.30.



Brass Art: Gestured Event

There is also an evening event on Saturday 28th October to coincide with Manchester Contemporary


Venue                        Chethams Library

Time                           6 – 8pm

Artist                          Brass Art

Performance            Lydia Kavina world-renowned Theremin musician

Cocktails                    The Alchemist

Join Brass Art for an intimate torchlit tour of the Medieval Museum’s public and hidden spaces. See the artists’ installation ‘Gestured’ illuminated at dusk, accompanied by a live performance from world-renowned Theremin musician Lydia Kavina. Enjoy a smoking, red cocktail created and served by ‘The Alchemist’, in the building forever associated with 16th century scientist and alchemist John Dee.

Please select a time for your torchlit tour. You are welcome to stay for as long as you like before and after your tour. If you would just like to come and drink cocktails, listen to the theremin and enjoy the atmosphere, there is no need to book – just turn up!

‘Gestured’ is part of Meeting Point2, a year-long project led by contemporary art specialists Arts&Heritage ( 

Leading UK and international artists have partnered with 10 museums in Yorkshire, the North West and the North East to produce new artworks inspired by the museums and their collections. 

Funded by Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund, Meeting Point2 presents artworks in unexpected places and supports small and medium scale museums to commission artists, who will create a piece of work in response to the venue. 

Sue McLoughlin

Heritage Manager

Chetham’s Library

Long Millgate


M3 1SB

0161 834 7961